Local running back makes choice on NFL future

Local running back makes choice on NFL future
January 14, 2013, 6:30 pm
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CSNHouston Staff

The NFL can wait.

So says University of Houston running back Charles Sims, who announced Monday that he will return to school for his senior year after ‘seriously considering’ entering the NFL Draft.

“The NFL is my ultimate goal and will still be my goal when I finish at Houston,” Sims said in a statement issued by the school.  “My family and I sat down and carefully evaluated all aspects of the decision and in the end the opportunity for one more year at Houston was the decision we felt strongly about.”

Sims is slated to graduate in the spring with a health degree.

“[Charles] is what’s exciting about college football and will continue to be so in the future in his main contributor role,” Houston head coach Tony Levine added in the statement.  “I am excited with the type of offense we will display in 2013 with Charles leading the way.”

Sims totaled 1,224 yards (851 rushing, 373 receiving) last season and scored 14 touchdowns – eleven on the ground and three through the air.

According to multiple draft websites, Sims was considered a top-ten underclassman running back.